Two charged with break-ins
Published 11:23 am Thursday, April 30, 2015
Monday, April 20 was a busy day for the Davie County Sheriff’s Department.
Break-ins were being reported all across the county.
Then they got a break. Someone saw a break-in and called it in – with a detailed description of the vehicle.
Deputies spotted a vehicle matching the description on NC 801 near the Creekwood subdivision. They attempted a stop – but the vehicle kept going.
The suspects drove onto I-40 and led officers on a chase that reached 115 mph. The suspect vehicle left I-40 at Farmington Road, went north on Farmington Road and stopped in front of North Davie Middle School.
The school was put on lockdown.
Sheriff’s Chief J.D. Hartman said there was never any danger to students, as the SRO at the school was monitoring the chase, and Highway Patrol officers were there when the vehicle was stopped.
Officers found property in the vehicle that had been reported stolen. It has since been returned to the owners.
Alonzo Leroy Smith, 28, of Winston-Salem, was charged with felony flee to elude arrest, failure to heed blue lights and siren, driving while license revoked, reckless driving to endanger, speeding, two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny, and possession of stolen property. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
Officers also served a warrant on Smith, from Forsyth County, for failing to appear in court.
Nathaniel Neal Flowers, 23, of Winston-Salem, was charged with two counts breaking and entering and two counts felony larceny and possession of stolen property. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
Flowers had nine felony and four misdemeanor warrants from Yadkin County related to break-ins, and five from Forsyth County for running from police. He was wanted by the state for probation violations.
Hartman said officers haven’t been able to determine if the two are responsible for any other break-ins in Davie.
The description of the vehicle broke the case, and Hartman said residents can help by looking out for their neighbors, and getting as many details as possible on suspicious activity.